i'm buildin' me a house!
like the ultimate big kid playing in the mud kinda' thing!
Scroll down to see the house progress from beginning to  .  .  . 'never-end'.

 

TIMELINE
Click on the titles or images below to check out a gallery of pix and info from each segment.
 
THE PLAN:

Check out the original plans, ever evolving elevations, and the occasional decision in need of input.
 
THE SITE:

Here is the lot I fell in love with a decade ago, and it's assorted views.
 
NOVEMBER '06

And so we begin!
LOTS of dirt work, and uncovering more large rocks than a Roman archeologist!
 
DECEMBER '06

STILL moving incredible amounts of dirt and rocks. Then starting on the deck, and the forms for the footings around the middle section of the house.
JANUARY '07

The adventure enters toddler stage. We finished the forms for the garage slab and footings around the kitchen & dining room, but God decided it wasn't time to pour concrete for a couple-o- weeks.
JANUARY (cont)
CONCRETE POUR 01

What a DAY!!!!
Concrete work is an art form all it's own. I'm far from mastering it, but I'm having a blast learning (including a few disasters)
FEBRUARY
through
APRIL '07
was spent traveling around Florida, Arizona, California, and Texas doing a heavy string of art shows.
 
MAY '07
Finally back to work!
Finally putting some steel together! I'm now 7 months into my 1 year build period and nowhere close to halfway into it. EEEK!
 
JUNE '07
The garage is up, and nearly finished, and concrete pour #2 is behind me. One pour left. We're cooking now!
JULY '07
Concrete's all done! And now, we're making significant headway on the East wing, and starting on the West wing.
AUGUST '07
ALMOST made my goal of getting completely closed in in August!
SEPTEMBER '07
must   .  .  . close  .  . in .
OCTOBER '07
Here comes the cold. Have I mentioned, I CAN'T STAND THE COLD!?!?
NOVEMBER '07
Still trying to finish closing in. Broken record, I know.
DECEMBER '07
CLOSED IN!!!
well  .  .  . sort of. ALL but one window, and all doors are in.
JANUARY 08
Entryway, exterior finishing, utilities, and starting drywall.
FEBRUARY '08
FLORIDA!!!!
I spent the month bouncing around the Florida art shows, and built a giant, mixed media typewriter while I was there!
MARCH '08
By the end of March, for the first time I began to envision a finished house on the horizon.
APRIL 08

Check out the original plans, ever evolving elevations, and the occasional decision in need of input.


MAY 08

This month we're pushing to finish up the West wing, where Jr. and I will live whilst we finish the rest of the house.

 

JUNE 08

Fortunately the HVAC is done, cause it's been HOT this year already!

 

JULY 08
Rooms are starting to look livable!!!
 
AUGUST 08
Not bad for only one week of work in between Colorado and Chicago art shows.
 
SEPTEMBER 08
Finishing up some final projects to prepare for occupancy.
OCTOBER 08
TO BE UPDATED SOON
 
 
NOVEMBER 08
TO BE UPDATED SOON
 
 
DECEMBER 08
Our first Christmas in the new casa!
 




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